Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 20, 2018

Media Contacts:

Kauilani Robinson, Visit Seattle
(206) 461-5839 | krobinson@visitseattle.org

Chantelle Lusebrink, Visit Seattle
(206) 461-5862 | clusebrink@visitseattle.org

Seattle Museum Month Offers Big Savings with 50 Percent Off Admission to Museums

Stay at a Downtown Seattle Hotel in February and Make Your Winter Getaway One to Remember

SEATTLE – From February 1-28, 2019, downtown Seattle hotel guests receive 50 percent off admission prices to participating museums and cultural institutions during the fifth annual Seattle Museum Month. Since its launch in 2015, Seattle Museum Month has established itself as the perfect winter retreat for all ages to experience Seattle’s heritage and its one-of-a-kind museums. To see the full list of participating museums, visit the Seattle Museum Month website at seattlemuseummonth.com.

“We look forward to the visitors that come to Seattle each February to explore all that Seattle Museum Month has to offer,” said Lindsay Sandomirsky, Director of Sales & Marketing at the Sheraton Grand Seattle. “The month offers an incredible opportunity to explore the city in new ways while saving substantially on admissions at so many outstanding and world renowned venues. With original works of art throughout our hotel, we are committed to celebrating artists of the Pacific Northwest and Museum Month is something we encourage all of our visitors to take advantage of. Seattle Museum Month truly is a compelling benefit when traveling to the city during this time.”

This year’s participating museums include the recently opened Nordic Museum in Ballard, the nation’s largest collection of history and heritage celebrating the Nordic countries. You can also explore technology past and present at Living Computers: Museum + Labs, pull down the levers of your favorite pinball game at the Seattle Pinball Museum or fly sky high at The Museum of Flight where you’ll see aviation history advance before your very eyes.

Enjoy renowned favorites as well like the Seattle Art Museum, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), Museum of Flight, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience and Chihuly Garden and Glass.

“Seattle is the perfect getaway in February – especially for the culture lover in your life,” said Michelle Bufano, Executive Director of Chihuly Garden and Glass. “Seattle has an impressive amount of museums that explore a diverse spectrum of interests. We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors from all over who are looking to engage with and learn more about technology, industry, history and the arts.”

Several regional museums are also among those participating in the program this year and with Lyft as a partner offering 20 percent off three rides to and from participating Seattle Museum Month locations it’s easier than ever to access the city’s incredible museums. Radiating from Seattle to the south, enjoy the eye-popping collection at LeMay: America’s Car Museum in Tacoma or head north to Everett and explore the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum. In Bremerton, get a taste of life on the high seas by visiting the USS Turner Joy Museum Ship and don’t forget to head east to visit Bellevue Arts Museum, an epicenter of art, craft and design.

These discounts are only valid for guests staying at one of the participating hotels, up to four people, during hotel stay dates. Visitors must present an official Seattle Museum Month guest pass at participating museums to redeem the discounts.

Participating area museums for Seattle Museum Month:

  1. Bainbridge Island Museum of Art*
  2. Bellevue Arts Museum
  3. Center for Wooden Boats*
  4. Chihuly Garden and Glass
  5. Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center*
  6. Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum
  7. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
  8. Frye Art Museum*
  9. Henry Art Gallery
  10. Job Carr Cabin Museum*
  11. Kids Discovery Museum
  12. Kitsap History Museum*
  13. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park*
  14. LeMay – America’s Car Museum
  15. Living Computers: Museum + Labs
  16. Museum of Glass
  17. Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
  18. Museum of Pop Culture
  19. Nordic Museum
  20. Northwest African American Museum
  21. Northwest Railway Museum*
  22. Olympic Sculpture Park*
  23. Pacific Bonsai Museum*
  24. Pacific Science Center
  25. Puget Sound Navy Museum*
  26. Seattle Aquarium
  27. Seattle Art Museum
  28. Seattle Children’s Museum
  29. Seattle Pinball Museum
  30. Shoreline Historical Museum*
  31. Suquamish Tribal Museum
  32. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center*
  33. The Museum of Flight
  34. The Valentinetti Puppet Museum*
  35. US Naval Undersea Museum*
  36. USS Turner Joy Museum Ship
  37. UW Botanic Gardens Arboretum*
  38. W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory*
  39. Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
  40. Woodland Park Zoo

* = Free Admission

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About Visit Seattle:
Visit Seattle has served as the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Seattle and King County for more than 50 years. A 501(c)(6) organization, Visit Seattle enhances the economic prosperity of the region through global destination branding along with competitive programs and campaigns in leisure travel marketing, convention sales and overseas tourism development. Nearly 40 million annual visitors spend $7.4 billion in the city and county each year. The economic power of travel and tourism generates more than 76,000 Seattle area jobs and contributes $762 million in annual state and local tax revenue. Go to visitseattle.org 

About Seattle Museum Month:
Seattle Museum Month is produced by Visit Seattle and funded by the Seattle Tourism Improvement Area (STIA), a dedicated marketing fund assessed from guests at the 61 downtown Seattle hotels. The program was created to encourage travelers to visit Seattle in February and celebrate the incredible arts and culture scene present in the region.

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